CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – This morning, the governor’s office confirms a child has the state’s first case of multi-system inflammatory syndrome.
The disease has mostly, if not exclusively, been reported in children exposed to COVID-19. With the first case reported, some wonder if reopening schools is the best plan of action when it comes to protecting children.
Governor Justice says nothing has changed. Schools will reopen as safely as possible.
“There’s always a risk,” said Justice. “We have to manage that risk until we get to a vaccine, that’s all there is to it. I think we’ll have our schools as safe as they can possible be and I think that everything will be okay.”
Last week, Justice implemented a color coded plan for school systems to follow, gaining praise from White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx.